It’s been 50 years since the first attempt to forecast the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. So, what is ENSO and why is it so important to anticipate the timing of the cycle?
Imagine you’re asked to figure out how one of the most complex systems on planet Earth works. Where would you start?
On September 30, 2021, a saildrone uncrewed surface vehicle made history by intercepting the eyewall of Hurricane Sam in the northwestern tropical Atlantic, recording a
Improved forecasts will also benefit mariners, aviators, and search and rescue A new research effort led by NOAA and the Department of Energy spinning up
The Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) and the Unified Forecast System (UFS) community are proud to announce the public release of the UFS Short-Range Weather (SRW) Application version 2.2.0. This release introduces a number of changes since its previous v2.1.0 release from November 17, 2022. These changes reflect updates currently available in the develop branch. The SRW Application is designed for short-range weather forecasts at regional scales and time scales from minutes to several days. This modeling system includes all of the pre- and post-processing capabilities needed to run an end-to-end forecast, from defining a model grid to generating graphics plots of the model forecast field output.
The 2024 edition of the Guinness World Records book recognizes NOAA and industry partners with two world records: 1) wind speed recorded by an uncrewed surface vehicle; and 2) endurance inside a tropical cyclone.
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center — a division of the National Weather Service — has a new model to help produce hurricane forecasts this season. The Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System
Uncrewed systems and other tools are gathering data at different levels of the ocean and the atmosphere that are key to understanding how storms form, build, and intensify. Together with NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft carrying sensors, this data paints a clearer picture for scientists of the forces that drive hurricanes. Predicting these changes in hurricanes enables communities to better prepare, which can protect lives and property and strengthen local economies.
We sat down with Sundararaman “Gopal” Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., the senior meteorologist and leader of the modeling team that developed NOAA’s newest hurricane forecast model – the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System – that will go into full operation at NOAA’s National Weather Service in late June.
For the last seven years, NOAA has supported more than 70 U.S. communities in projects to help citizens map the hottest neighborhoods of their community. Earlier this year, NOAA branched into the wider world to support heat island mapping campaigns overseas.